15 Centerpieces You'll Want to Re-create for Your Wedding Day

You can't think about your reception décor without thinking about flowers. From over the top to simple yet chic, let some of our favorite centerpieces inspire you.
by Lauren Kay
photo by Al Gawlik Photography
  1. Pedestal Peonies

    Romantic peony centerpiece
    photo by Heather Payne Photography

    Put your centerpieces on display! Pedestal vases are perfect for arrangements with low-hanging elements like jasmine vine or seeded eucalyptus. If you're hosting a black-tie affair, opt for pedestals in silver or gold to elevate the blooms.

  2. Boxed Succulents

    Boxed succulent centerpiece
    photo by Jocelyn Filley Photography

    Succulents are hot! Pair them with classic blooms, like roses, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus, to keep the arrangement from veering too desert chic. Low, boxed centerpieces allow for easy conversation among guests.

    From A Tower House Wedding in Chilmark, Massachusetts

  3. Driftwood Accents

    Driftwood centerpieces
    photo by Riverbend Studio

    Make a statement with a single element, like a piece of driftwood. Vibrant greens and a delicate orchid elevate the look of this arrangement, while a simple lucite tray gives the centerpiece a modern edge.

  4. Vintage Books

    Antique book centerpiece with low purple flowers
    photo by Al Gawlik Photography

    Add an antique touch to your florals by stacking some old books in the center of your tables. Pair with brass candleholders and simple tapers for a classic style. Bonus: When you add accessories to the table, you can pare down on your blooms -- instant savings.

    From A Vintage Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

  5. Floral Terrariums

    Rose terrarium centerpiece
    photo by Rebekah J. Murray Photography

    Put your favorite blooms on display in a glass jar or terrarium. We love the look of spray roses in place of expected ferns, greens and moss. Look for vessels that represent your wedding style, like this rustic wood-bottomed jar.

  6. Just-Picked Stems

    Grass gerbera daisy centerpieces
    photo by Hudson River Photographers

    Give your arrangement a just-picked look by adding florals to a base of wheatgrass. You can use fewer stems while still creating a lush centerpiece. We love this style for a garden wedding or even a backyard bridal shower.

    From A Playful Modern Wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York

  7. Hanging Hydrangeas

    Hanging white hydrangea centerpieces
    photo by Bamber Photography

    How can hanging flowers not wow you? Draw your guests eyes' upward with floral installations. Suspended hydrangeas mimic the table arrangements, while hanging candles add a romantic ambience.

    From A North Carolina Arboretum Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina

  8. Woodland Moss

    Rustic moss centerpiece and table runner
    photo by Jen Fariello Photography

    Bring the woods to life at your wedding reception. This tablescape gives off a forestlike feel with a mix of blooms and a tree-stump centerpiece pedestal. The addition of mismatched vessels and verdant moss, which can act as a table runner, keep the look playful and woodsy.

  9. Rustic Roses

    Rustic orange rose centerpieces with antler accents
    photo by Vue Photography

    When setting a table, balance is key. Rustic antlers are offset by romantic roses and dahlias effortlessly floating in mercury glass dishes. The addition of a linen runner breaks up the wood tones and creates a more luxe feel.

    From An Organic-Chic Fall Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia

  10. Towering Taper Candles

    Tall candlesticks with low white hydrangea centerpieces
    photo by Photography by Ellen

    There's something so timeless about an all-white reception. Add some ambience to a formal table with long, elegant taper candles. Pair the candlesticks with lush, but low, centerpieces to create a real wow factor.

  11. Ornamental Kale

    Organic kale centerpieces
    photo by Daphne and Dean

    Edible arrangements are having a moment. We love the addition of ornamental kale and berries to this rustic centerpiece. Play with in-season vegetables and fruits or even give a nod to your dinner menu with your edible additions.

    From Enchanting Garden Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut

  12. Nautical Lanterns

    Nautical-themed rose centerpieces
    photo by Shannon Moffit Photography

    Hosting a beachside affair? Keep the flowers simple and opt for statement lanterns. Thanks to glass panes, your candles will stay lit -- even with a stiff ocean breeze. Soften the look with a few flowers or other nautical accessories.

    From An Intimate, Nautical Wedding at One Fish Two Fish Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  13. Pretty Proteas

    Vintage-looking protea centerpiece
    photo by Kendra Elise Photography

    Proteas have slowly been sneaking their way into arrangements of all kinds, from bridal bouquets to chair decor. We love this prehistoric-looking bloom for its staying power and fullness in centerpieces. Pair with softer stems, like ranunculus, for a balanced look.

    From An Eclectic Organic Wedding at Dunaway Gardens in Newnan, Georgia

  14. Mini Ginger Jars

    Bright ranunculus and kumquat centerpieces
    photo by NBarrett Photography

    Add color to your reception table with your floral vessels. Mini ginger jars are the perfect base for a vibrant arrangement of roses, ranunculus and peonies. The citrus accents (kumquats, lemons and limes) give this table setting a totally fresh feel.

  15. Flower Boxes

    Vintage wooden box centerpiece with succulents and roses
    photo by 822 Weddings

    Try this unexpected take on a centerpiece: Plant your stems in aged, wood boxes. A mix of blooms and heights give this arrangement a relaxed, organic feel well suited for a rustic celebration.

    From A Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding in Chittenden, Vermont

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